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An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing, and providing for learners who have needs in the area of Learning and Behaviour
1. http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/award/pgdipspectchg_regs.shtmlTime Limits for Full-time and Part-time Study from the Date of Enrolment in the Diploma(a)A candidate may be permitted to be enrolled as a full-time or part-time candidate, subject to course availability and requirements.As student can only do two papers a year due to the year 2 paper prerequisites should this be considered a part time course(c)The minimum period of enrolment for a full-time candidate is one year. The maximum period of enrolment for a part-time candidate is four years from the year of first enrolment.IT is not possible to complete this qualification in one full time year due to the prerequisites as stated above. 2. http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/study/pgdipspectch.shtml/
Students who complete this paper successfully should be able to:1. Critically examine theory and research relevant to the field of Learning and Behaviour.2. Apply specialist skills, values, attitudes, and practices needed for professionals to work with students with Learning and Behaviour needs, including evidence-based assessments and teaching strategies.3. Demonstrate professional skills relating to reflective and ethical practice when working with learners with Learning and Behaviour needs.4. Demonstrate an understanding of Māori and multicultural concepts and practices as they relate to Learning and Behaviour.
Compulsory Block Course 2 (University of Canterbury, Christchurch):
All forms of dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties may result.University of Canterbury students should refer to Regulation J of the General Courseand Examination Regulations and information is also available here -Examination Regulations
This programme uses Moodle as the online learning environment.Please note that this learning environment is not hosted via the websites of eitherUniversity (Stream at MU or Learn at UC) but is an independent website designedspecifically for this programme and hosted by a 3rd party provider contracted by theUniversities.Students should submit assignments as outlined in the individual paper guidelines. Mostly, this will be able to be completed online. However in some circumstances paper copies may be required and submitted.It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).
Domestic fee $1,884.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.